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Segunda Liga
Liga Portugal 2
Founded1990 (as Segunda Divisão de Honra)
CountryPortugal
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toPrimeira Liga
Relegation toTerceira Liga (from 2021)
Domestic cup(s)Taça de Portugal
League cup(s)Taça da Liga
Current championsPaços de Ferreira (4th title)
(2019-20)
Most championshipsPaços de Ferreira (4 titles)
TV partnersSport TV
Benfica TV
Porto Canal
Websitehttp://www.ligaportugal.pt/
Current: 2020-21 Liga Portugal 2

The Liga Portugal 2 (Portuguese pronunciation: ['li pu?tu'?al doj?]}), also known as Liga Portugal 2 SABSEG for sponsorship reasons,[1] is the second-highest division of the Portuguese football league system. At the end of each season, the two top-finishing teams are promoted to the top-tier Primeira Liga and the two lowest-ranked teams are relegated to the third-tier league. Starting with the 2021-22 season, relegated teams will no longer compete in the Campeonato de Portugal, which will become the fourth tier, but in a newly created third-level competition named Terceira Liga (Third League).

The division began in 1990 as the Segunda Divisão de Honra (Second Division of Honour), superseding the Segunda Divisão (Second Division) as the second tier of Portuguese football. When the division came under the auspices of the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP) in 1999, it was renamed the Segunda Liga (Second League), a name that was kept until 2016, except between 2005 and 2012, when it was known as the Liga de Honra (League of Honour). Rebranded as LigaPro in 2016,[2] the competition assumed its current naming in the early stages of the 2020-21 season.

As of the 2018-19 season, it is contested nationwide by 18 teams, including the reserve sides (B teams) of several top-flight clubs. Twenty different teams have won the division title; the most successful is Paços de Ferreira, with four wins, including the inaugural season and the most recently concluded 2018-19 season.

History

Before 1990, there was only one professional nationwide football league in Portugal, the Primeira Divisão (First Division). Lower placed teams were relegated to the Segunda Divisão (Second Division), a regional league, while the top teams from that league were promoted to the First Division. Starting with the 1990-91 season, a new second-tier professional league was created, taking the name Segunda Divisão de Honra, while the previous Segunda Divisão became the third-tier league and was renamed Segunda Divisão B.

In 1999, the Portuguese League for Professional Football (LPFP) took control of the two nationwide levels and renamed the league Segunda Liga (Second League), while in 2005 it was renamed Liga de Honra and the Segunda Divisão B reverted to its original name. In 2012, the second tier of Portuguese football was renamed again Segunda Liga and in 2016 it was renamed LigaPro.

Format

In the 2016-17 season, there were 22 clubs in the Segunda Liga (24 in the seasons before). Then the number of teams was reduced every season until it reached 18 teams in the 2018-19 season.[3] During the course of a season, each club plays every other team twice -- once at their home stadium and once at their opponent's -- for a total of 34 games. At the end of each season, the two top teams are promoted to the Primeira Liga and the two lowest ranked teams will be relegated to the new Terceira Liga[4] (previously they were relegated to Campeonato de Portugal). There will be also a two-legged promotion/relegation play-off involving the 16th placed teams of Primeira Liga and 3rd placed team from Liga Portugal 2.[5] The B teams cannot be promoted to Primeira Liga but can be demoted if they end the season in one of the relegation positions or if the main team is also relegated.

Broadcasting

Since 2018-19, all the matches are broadcast by Sport TV, though some of them are only broadcast through online streaming. The exceptions are Benfica B and Porto B home games, broadcast by Benfica TV and Porto Canal.[6]

Clubs

Stadia and locations

Champions

For champions at this level before 1991, see Portuguese Second Division.
Season Champion Points Runner-up Points Third place Points Teams Top scorer Club Goals
1990-91 Paços de Ferreira 51 Estoril 46 Torreense 45 20 Bulgaria Eduard Eranosyan Leixões 22
1991-92 Sporting de Espinho 50 Belenenses 48 Tirsense 45 18 Nigeria Rashidi Yekini Vitória de Setúbal 22
1992-93 Estrela da Amadora 48 União da Madeira 47 Vitória de Setúbal 47 18 Nigeria Rashidi Yekini Vitória de Setúbal 34
1993-94 Tirsense 46 União de Leiria 45 Chaves 45 18 Brazil Edinho Portimonense 16
1994-95 Leça 46 Campomaiorense 46 Felgueiras 44 18 Croatia Tihomir Rude? Campomaiorense 20
1995-96 Rio Ave 68 Vitória de Setúbal 62 Sporting de Espinho 62 18 Portugal Paulo Vida Desportivo das Aves 22
1996-97 Campomaiorense 62 Varzim 59 Académica 58 18 Portugal Carlos Freitas Desportivo de Beja 17
1997-98 União de Leiria 70 Beira-Mar 64 Alverca 62 18 Portugal Armando Santos Moreirense 21
1998-99 Gil Vicente 68 Belenenses 61 Santa Clara 55 18 Brazil Marcão Varzim 23
1999-2000 Paços de Ferreira (2) 65 Beira-Mar 65 Desportivo das Aves 61 18 Brazil Marcão Varzim 27
2000-01 Santa Clara 67 Varzim 64 Vitória de Setúbal 64 18 Brazil Brandão Santa Clara 24
2001-02 Moreirense 64 Académica 62 Nacional 62 18 Spain Ibón Pérez
Portugal Paulo Vida
Brazil Rômulo
Brazil Serginho
Chaves
Paços de Ferreira
Nacional
Nacional
18
2002-03 Rio Ave (2) 63 Alverca 60 Estrela da Amadora 57 18 Brazil Igor Maia 20
2003-04 Estoril 67 Vitória de Setúbal 64 Penafiel 61 18 Brazil Fábio Hempel Salgueiros 25
2004-05 Paços de Ferreira (3) 69 Naval 1º de Maio 62 Estrela da Amadora 60 18 Brazil Rincón Paços de Ferreira 18
2005-06 Beira-Mar 68 Desportivo das Aves 64 Leixões 62 18 Brazil Cássio
Portugal Nuno Sousa
Maia/Chaves
Gondomar
20
2006-07 Leixões 60 Vitória de Guimarães 55 Rio Ave 53 16 Brazil Roberto Alcântara Leixões 17
2007-08 Trofense 52 Rio Ave 51 Vizela 50 16 Brazil Júlio César Santa Clara 13
2008-09 Olhanense 58 União de Leiria 53 Santa Clara 52 16 Brazil Djalmir Olhanense 20
2009-10 Beira-Mar (2) 54 Portimonense 54 Feirense 52 16 Portugal Reguila Trofense 15
2010-11 Gil Vicente (2) 55 Feirense 55 Trofense 54 16 Portugal Bock Freamunde 15
2011-12 Estoril (2) 57 Moreirense 52 Desportivo das Aves 50 16 Brazil Joeano Arouca 19
2012-13 Belenenses 94 Arouca 73 Leixões 68 22 Brazil Joeano Arouca 24
2013-14 Moreirense (2) 79 Porto B 77 Penafiel 73 22 Portugal Pires Moreirense 22
2014-15 Tondela 81 União da Madeira 80 Chaves 80 24 Portugal Tozé Marreco
Brazil Erivelto
Tondela
Sporting da Covilhã
23
2015-16 Porto B 86 Chaves 81 Feirense 78 24 Nigeria Simy Gil Vicente 20
2016-17 Portimonense 83 Desportivo das Aves 81 União da Madeira 64 22 Portugal Pires Portimonense 23
2017-18 Nacional 71 Santa Clara 66 Académico de Viseu 64 20 Cape Verde Ricardo Gomes Nacional 21
2018-19 Paços de Ferreira (4) 74 Famalicão 69 Estoril 54 18 Portugal Pires Penafiel 16
2019-20 Abandoned due to COVID-19 pandemic (Nacional and Farense promoted in first and second place with 10 rounds left to play)[8] 18 Brazil Agdon Menezes Oliveirense 13

Statistics

Performance by club

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons Runner-up seasons
Paços de Ferreira 4 0 1990-91, 1999-2000, 2004-05, 2018-19 -
Beira-Mar 2 2 2005-06, 2009-10 1997-98, 1999-2000
Rio Ave 2 1 1995-96, 2002-03 2007-08
Moreirense 2 1 2001-02, 2013-14 2011-12
Estoril 2 1 2003-04, 2011-12 1990-91
Gil Vicente 2 0 1998-99, 2010-11 -
União de Leiria 1 2 1997-98 1993-94, 2008-09
Belenenses 1 2 2012-13 1991-92, 1998-99
Campomaiorense 1 1 1996-97 1994-95
Santa Clara 1 1 2000-01 2017-18
Porto B 1 1 2015-16 2013-14
Portimonense 1 1 2016-17 2009-10
Espinho 1 0 1991-92 -
Estrela da Amadora 1 0 1992-93 -
Tirsense 1 0 1993-94 -
Leça 1 0 1994-95 -
Leixões 1 0 2006-07 -
Trofense 1 0 2007-08 -
Olhanense 1 0 2008-09 -
Tondela 1 0 2014-15 -
Nacional 1 0 2017-18 -
Varzim 0 2 - 1996-97, 2000-01
Vitória de Setúbal 0 2 - 1995-96, 2003-04
União da Madeira 0 2 - 1992-93, 2014-15
Desportivo das Aves 0 2 - 2005-06, 2016-17
Académica 0 1 - 2001-02
Alverca 0 1 - 2002-03
Naval 1º de Maio 0 1 - 2004-05
Vitória de Guimarães 0 1 - 2006-07
Feirense 0 1 - 2010-11
Arouca 0 1 - 2012-13
Chaves 0 1 - 2015-16
Famalicão 0 1 - 2018-19

All-time table

The all-time Liga Portugal 2 table is an overall record of all match results, points, and goals of every team that has played in Liga Portugal 2 since its inception in 1990. The table is accurate as of the end of the 2019-20 season. 2019-20 league standings are not attributed due to the competition being abandoned. For comparison, older seasons have been calculated according to the three-points-per-win rule.

Pos Team S Pts GP W D L GF GA GD 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th T Debut Since/
Last App
Best Notes
1 Desportivo das Aves 25 1275 882 344 243 295 1093 1026 67 - 2 1 3 2 1 9 1990-91 2016-17 2
2 Penafiel 24 1167 826 309 240 277 1020 951 69 - - 2 - 5 2 8 1992-93 2015-16 3
3 Feirense 21 1013 728 267 212 249 878 853 25 - 1 2 - 1 2 6 1990-91 2019-20 2
4 Portimonense 19 935 678 244 203 231 838 816 22 1 1 - 1 1 2 6 1990-91 2016-17 1
5 Leixões 18 876 646 227 194 225 718 694 28 1 - 2 - - 2 5 1990-91 2010-11 1
6 Varzim 17 864 610 229 177 204 725 710 15 - 2 - 3 - - 5 1990-91 2015-16 2
7 Santa Clara 17 857 606 228 173 205 722 679 43 1 1 2 2 - 1 7 1998-99 2017-18 1
8 Académica 14 755 482 215 110 157 628 506 122 - 1 1 2 3 3 10 1990-91 2016-17 2
9 Estoril 16 742 514 199 145 167 638 555 83 2 1 1 1 1 - 6 1990-91 2018-19 1
10 Sporting da Covilhã 17 727 614 181 184 239 645 729 -84 - - - 1 - 1 2 1996-97 2008-09 4
11 Chaves 14 687 490 178 149 163 581 564 17 - 1 2 - 1 - 4 1993-94 2019-20 2
12 União da Madeira 13 633 478 163 144 171 580 572 8 - 2 1 - - - 3 1992-93 2017-18 2
13 Académico de Viseu 13 617 480 161 134 185 502 564 -62 - - 1 1 - - 2 1990-91 2013-14 3
14 Rio Ave 10 551 332 156 83 93 476 348 128 2 1 1 2 2 - 8 1991-92 2007-08 1
15 Felgueiras 12 547 408 141 124 143 482 482 0 - - 1 1 - 1 3 1992-93 2004-05 3 [A]
16 Beira-Mar 10 538 348 143 109 96 418 333 85 2 2 - - - 1 5 1995-96 2014-15 1
17 Paços de Ferreira 9 527 310 145 92 73 419 310 109 4 - - 1 1 - 6 1990-91 2018-19 1
18 Freamunde 12 514 432 128 130 174 499 578 -79 - - - - 1 1 2 1990-91 2016-17 5
19 Sporting de Espinho 11 511 378 134 109 135 471 437 34 1 - 1 - - - 2 1990-91 2004-05 1
20 Gil Vicente 9 508 344 130 118 96 433 356 77 2 - - 2 - - 4 1997-98 2017-18 1
21 Oliveirense 12 508 426 131 115 180 507 609 -102 - - - 1 1 1 3 2001-02 2017-18 4
22 Moreirense 10 476 340 127 95 118 440 413 27 2 1 - - - - 3 1995-96 2013-14 1
23 Porto B 8 469 314 131 76 107 436 389 47 1 1 - - - - 2 2012-13 2012-13 1
24 Maia 10 457 344 126 79 139 477 496 -19 - - - - 1 1 2 1990-91 2005-06 4 [B]
25 Benfica B 8 456 314 126 78 110 476 429 47 - - - 2 1 1 4 2012-13 2012-13 4
26 Nacional 10 455 334 119 98 117 430 412 18 1 - 1 - - - 2 1991-92 2019-20 1
27 Naval 1º de Maio 10 436 310 111 103 96 420 384 36 - 1 - 2 - - 3 1998-99 2013-14 2 [C]
28 Ovarense 11 431 374 110 101 163 446 582 -136 - - - - - 1 1 1991-92 2005-06 6
29 Olhanense 9 419 326 109 92 125 345 379 -34 1 - - - 1 - 2 1991-92 2016-17 1
30 Sporting B 6 376 256 103 67 86 360 339 21 - - - 1 1 1 3 2012-13 2017-18 4
31 União de Lamas 9 362 306 98 68 140 310 433 -123 - - - - - 2 2 1994-95 2002-03 6
32 Trofense 8 349 280 90 79 111 292 367 -75 1 - 1 - - - 2 2006-07 2014-15 1
33 Braga B 7 344 290 88 80 122 328 370 -42 - - - - - - - 2012-13 2018-19 7
34 União de Leiria 6 338 204 94 56 54 280 184 104 1 2 - - - - 3 1990-91 2008-09 1
35 Leça 7 331 238 92 55 91 290 317 -27 1 - - - - 1 2 1993-94 2002-03 1
36 Famalicão 6 315 228 87 54 87 273 274 -1 - 1 - - - 1 2 1994-95 2018-19 2
37 Vitória de Setúbal 5 310 170 89 43 38 302 169 133 - 2 2 - 1 - 5 1991-92 2003-04 2
38 Farense 6 310 226 83 61 82 261 243 18 - - - - - - - 2002-03 2020-21 10
39 Vitória de Guimarães B 6 302 248 80 62 106 300 336 -36 - - - - - - - 2012-13 2018-19 9
40 Belenenses 5 300 170 84 48 38 252 161 91 1 2 - - 1 - 4 1991-92 2012-13 1
41 Estrela da Amadora 5 282 170 75 57 38 222 163 59 1 - 2 1 - - 4 1991-92 2004-05 1
42 Campomaiorense 5 253 170 73 34 63 240 208 32 1 1 - - - - 2 1992-93 2001-02 1 [D]
43 Arouca 5 249 174 65 54 55 246 207 39 - 1 - - 1 1 3 2010-11 2020-21 2
44 Alverca 5 245 170 67 44 59 198 167 31 - 1 1 - - - 2 1995-96 2004-05 2
45 Atlético CP 5 219 206 53 60 93 211 279 -68 - - - - - - - 2011-12 2015-16 11
46 Vizela 5 211 166 49 64 53 178 184 -6 - - 1 - - - 1 2005-06 2020-21 3
47 Gondomar 5 200 158 53 41 64 193 188 5 - - - - 1 - 1 2004-05 2008-09 5
48 Marco 5 200 170 52 44 74 210 272 -62 - - - 1 - - 1 2000-01 2005-06 4 [E]
49 Tondela 3 199 130 53 40 37 163 149 14 1 - - - - - 1 2012-13 2014-15 1
50 Torreense 5 192 174 48 48 78 188 255 -67 - - 1 - - - 1 1990-91 1997-98 3
51 Louletano 4 179 140 49 32 59 164 180 -16 - - - - - - - 1990-91 1993-94 10
52 Cova da Piedade 4 163 138 43 34 61 132 189 -57 - - - - - - - 2016-17 2016-17 9
53 Tirsense 3 154 102 41 31 30 98 88 10 1 - 1 - - - 2 1991-92 1996-97 1
54 Mafra 3 134 104 32 38 34 110 108 2 - - - - - - - 2015-16 2018-19 14
55 Marítimo B 3 132 130 35 27 68 115 172 -57 - - - - - - - 2012-13 2014-15 16
56 Benfica Castelo Branco 3 118 106 29 31 46 90 140 -50 - - - - 1 - 1 1990-91 1992-93 5
57 Oriental 2 99 92 24 27 41 94 126 -32 - - - - - - - 2014-15 2015-16 15
58 Salgueiros 2 93 68 25 18 25 86 93 -7 - - - - - 1 1 2002-03 2003-04 6
59 Fátima 3 86 90 18 32 40 85 121 -36 - - - - - - - 2007-08 2010-11 8
60 Esposende 2 66 68 16 18 34 55 99 -44 - - - - - - - 1998-99 1999-2000 14
61 Imortal 2 66 68 15 21 32 76 108 -32 - - - - - - - 1999-2000 2000-01 15
62 Amora 2 65 68 14 23 31 57 95 -38 - - - - - - - 1992-93 1994-95 17
63 Barreirense 2 60 72 12 24 36 57 117 -60 - - - - - - - 1990-91 2005-06 15
64 Vitória de Guimarães 1 55 30 16 7 7 44 20 24 - 1 - - - - - 2006-07 2006-07 2
65 O Elvas 1 52 38 14 10 14 45 45 0 - - - - - - - 1990-91 1990-91 14
66 Fafe 1 45 42 11 12 19 52 65 -13 - - - - - - - 2016-17 2016-17 20
67 Desportivo de Beja 1 37 34 9 10 15 44 55 -11 - - - - - - - 1996-97 1996-97 17
68 Águeda 1 35 38 10 5 23 41 73 -32 - - - - - - - 1990-91 1990-91 18
69 Boavista 1 32 30 9 5 16 28 44 -16 - - - - - - - 2008-09 2008-09 15
70 Real 1 32 38 8 8 22 47 61 -14 - - - - - - - 2017-18 2017-18 20
71 Olivais e Moscavide 1 27 30 7 6 17 26 42 -16 - - - - - - - 2006-07 2006-07 15
72 Lusitano VRSA 1 25 38 4 13 21 16 45 -29 - - - - - - - 1990-91 1990-91 19
73 Carregado 1 24 30 6 6 18 26 47 -21 - - - - - - - 2009-10 2009-10 16
74 Vilafranquense 1 24 24 6 6 12 27 45 -18 - - - - - - - 2019-20 2019-20 TBD
75 Casa Pia 1 11 24 2 5 17 19 47 -28 - - - - - - - 2019-20 2019-20 TBD

A. ^ Club folded in 2005. Successor club Felgueiras 1932 was founded in 2006.
B. ^ Club folded in 2011.
C. ^ Club folded in 2017. Successor club Naval 1893 was founded in 2017.
D. ^ Club ended football team in 2013.
E. ^ Club folded in 2007. Successor club Marco 09 was founded in 2009.

Last updated: 27 July 2020

Primeira Liga
Liga Portugal 2
Campeonato de Portugal
Portuguese District Championships
Clubs no longer in competition

References

  1. ^ "Liga Portugal SABSEG confirmada em assinatura de protocolo". ligaportugal.pt (in Portuguese). Liga Portugal. 16 October 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Aí está a Liga Pro!" [Here is LigaPro!] (in Portuguese). LPFP. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Segunda Liga will have less teams in 2016/2017 season". Sapo Desporto (in Portuguese). Sapo Desporto. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "FPF avança com 3.ª Liga em 2021/22 e cria megaplano para o Campeonato de Portugal" [FPF advances with 3rd League in 2021-22 and creates megaplan for the Championship of Portugal]. Record.pt (in Portuguese). 6 May 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Aprovadas todas as propostas da Direção" [Board's proposals all approved] (in Portuguese). LPFP. 15 March 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Veja os jogos da LEDMAN LigaPro em live streaming". Liga Portugal. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Segunda Liga stats". LPFP. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ Flood, George (6 May 2020). "Primeira Liga promotion confirmed for C.D. Nacional and Farense after second-tier season ended in Portugal". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2020.

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